How to Convert Sony XAVC to MOV Effortlessly

As a brand new recording format introduced by Sony, XAVC is typically used for Sony’s flagship high-end CineAlta 4K Digital camcorders. Great attention has been attracted by this newest XAVC since it is a unique and rarely-used format which’s not acceptable by most popular applications or software. The truth is that we will come across problems when handling the XAVC footages on Mac unless we can fix the format issue by converting XAVC to MOV—default format by Mac.


To be frank, we can make it easily with the help of certain software–Content Browser V2.0 which can play or copy XAVC clips. However, this is not the case if you would like to handle the XAVC footages on Mac applications, say importing XAVC-S/XAVC to Mac QuickTime for playback or do editing in iMovie /Final Cut Pro. In this circumstance, the simplest way to make XAVC playable/editable is to convert XAVC to MOV—default video format by QuickTime or convert XAVC to ProRes 422 MOV—the best supported format by Final Cut Pro.

To our delight, Doremisoft XAVC Video Converter for Mac is developed to help achieve our goal easily. It is a professional converter to import XAVC/XAVC-s to Mac for handling smoothly, for example, it can help to convert .xavc to .mov quickly and accurately.

Note: If you are Windows user, please refer to the equivalent XAVC Video Converter for Windows.

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Step-by-step guidelines of converting Sony XAVC to MOV will be demonstrated as below.

Step 1: Add XAVC Footages

For preparation, please download, install and launch the XAVC Converter. Entering the main interface, click “Add Files” to import XAVC files into the program. You are allowed to add multiple XAVC files at a time. Or, you can drag and drop the XAVC video files into the converter directly.

add xavc files

Step 2: Set ProRes 422 MOV as the Output Format

Click the “Convert to” menu and you will see a drop-down list with many optimal presets. If you want to play XAVC in QuickTime, please choose “HD Video” > “HD QuickTime Movie(*.mov)” as the output format. For editing XAVC in FCP, we should convert XAVC to Prores 422 MOV, so, we’ll choose “Final Cut Pro” >”ProRes 422 MOV” as the output format.

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Step 3: Start to convert .xavc to .mov

If necessary, you can do customized editing to the XAVC video files such as cropping, applying effect and adjusting the parameters of the videos, after that, press the “Start” button in the lower right corner to start to convert .xavc to .mov without delay. Having a cup of coffee and waiting for a while, you will get the converted files with super high quality.

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